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Establishing Liability in a Fire Accident Case

After a fire or explosion resulting in injuries, there are two things that must be proven in order for an injured person (or a family whose loved one has died) to recover the compensation they need and deserve:

  1. Fault/liability, and
  2. The extent and cost of injuries and other losses

Aggressive Representation In Fire And Burn Cases

The burn injury attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger are prepared to investigate your case to determine the cause of the explosion, fire or accident. Our firm brings extensive experience and resources to your case. We also work with local and national experts to conduct a thorough investigation designed to establish liability.

Because of our decades of combined experience, our personal injury lawyers understand that there may be multiple causes of an accident. For example:

  • The release of toxic gas or chemicals could be the result of a faulty containment device, not negligence on the part of an operator. This is a product liability claim and the manufacturer can be held liable for damages.
  • An apartment fire could be the result of smoke detector failures (another product liability case) or it could be negligence on the part of the property manager to install or repair smoke detectors (premises liability).
  • In the case of a car fire, the negligent party could be the other driver who caused the accident, or it could be a defect in the gas line or the car design.

No amount of money can reverse the damage done to you and your family. However, everyone who suffers a burn injury because of someone else’s negligence has a right to seek justice. At Walkup Melodia, we fight to recover every dollar to which you are entitled under the law.

Do Not Lose Your Ability To Seek Compensation

It is important to consult with a burn injury lawyer as soon as possible after an injury so that an investigation can begin immediately. There are statutes of limitation that dictate how long after an injury you must bring a claim. If a deadline is missed, you will not be able to seek compensation.

Contact our San Francisco law office if you or a loved one suffered burn injuries, toxic chemical exposure or smoke inhalation from a fire-related accident. Call us today at (415) 981-7210 to schedule your free consultation.

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